NYCFC’s Andrea Pirlo has ‘agreed to join Manchester City’ in January – report

New York City FC midfielder Andrea Pirlo is looking likely to leave the MLS outfit on a short-term loan deal in order to join parent club Manchester City in January, according to a report out of Italy.

Pirlo, who’s been linked with a loan move back to Serie A since ending the regular season with NYCFC, will instead be heading to the Premier League to join up with Manchester City, according to Sky Italia reporter Fabio Caressa.

The move would certainly anger New York City fans, as well as MLS followers in general, especially after the debacle that involved Frank Lampard and the Premier League side last season.

Pirlo has reiterated that he has no plans to move anywhere on loan and would instead be training to be fully ready for the start of the 2016 MLS season with NYCFC.

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Though that might not be the case as Manchester City look set to demonstrate their power once more by controlling the fate of NYCFC players from across the pond.

The Citizens will want to have the strongest squad possible as they look to win the Premier League title once more. They might see the short-term addition of Pirlo as a key one at the midpoint of the campaign.

Pirlo failed to score a goal in 13 MLS appearances after moving to New York from Juventus in the summer but did register two assists.

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